IWL Annual Conference
7th Annual IWL Women's Leadership Conference

Tuesday August 23rd
Indianapolis Marriott East
Early bird registration opens May 1st
More information  HERE.

Mark your calendars for a day full of sessions to help you build new skills, open your mind to different perspectives and make lasting connections.

Pass the Torch for Women Foundation
May Mentoring Chat

Wednesday May 18th
This is a free event. RSVP HERE.

Featuring Nikki Lewallan, CEO, Rainmakers and a passionate public speaker, facilitator, and business development specialist.

Leadership Louisville Center:
100 Wise Women Series
First Event: Laura Lane

Now in its 10th year, 100 Wise Women is absolutely the best forum for connecting with Louisville's smart, civic-minded, professional women. At each event, you'll hear the fascinating leadership journey of an inspiring woman, and enjoy thought-provoking conversations led by a Wise Woman host. The atmosphere is always welcoming, comfortable and energizing.

Tuesday, June 14th
The Olmsted
Masonic Homes of Kentucky Campus
Cost: $35 (Includes Breakfast)
Learn More & Register  HERE

Come hear Laura Lane, President of Global Public Affairs, UPS, share her harrowing story of efforts to evacuate American citizens from Rwanda during the outbreak of the civil war and the critical lessons in leadership she learned along the way.

Do you know a Phenomenal Woman? 
Nominate them with Help Your Team Grow

Think of a phenomenal woman you know and would like to celebrate. Chances are she's smart, strong, and she wants to take her career to an even higher level. Who do you know that is so phenomenal, that we should celebrate her success with a WINNING career game plan?

Learn more and nominate a phenomenal woman HERE.

Nominations will be accepted through June 30, 2016.  

Want to get involved with IWL Foundation?  

We are always looking to engage with passionate and motivated individuals who, like us, want to give back to our communities. Here are ways to get involved:
  • Volunteer at a conference 
    or event
  • Serve on a committee
  • Contribute to our blog
  • Sponsor or Host a woman's event at your organization

If one of these opportunities speaks to you, let us know at 

Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities?

To become a corporate sponsor, please contact Executive Director, Maggie Anderson at

Register early for the 
 Indy Conference
7th Annual IWL Women's Leadership Conference

August 23, 2016
Indianapolis Marriott East

Early bird registration opens May 1st!
Visit to register (starting Sunday)

 Stay tuned as we release keynote information and a
brand new program model for this year's conference!

Recap: The Season is Now - Turn, Turn, Turn Breakfast Workshop

Yesterday we hosted our quarterly networking event featuring, Olympic athlete, coach, and national speaker, Latrese Moffitt. 

We discussed the idea of an encore career or a second act and how we can navigate a career change in a new season of life. Latrese provided a blueprint for change, shared personal stories and encouraged everyone to be present, serve others and have fun! "The best is yet to come."

2016 Louisville Conference Results

We are  thrilled to share  the survey results from the March 2016 Louisville Women's Leadership Conference. At IWL Foundation, we work hard every day to drive results for you, to ignite change and to empower women to achieve their full potential. 

Results like this tell us we are on the right track and serving your needs. Thank you for the feedback and we'll see you again in 2017, Louisville!

91%  Ranked Networking
Above Average or Excellent 

Included  80 Companies

99% Ranked
Personal Experience
Above Average or Excellent

94%  Ranked Overall Agenda
Above Average or Excellent

Tag yourself in conference photos on Facebook!
Nominate someone for the 2017 
Christi Anderson Personal Innovation Award 

Last year at our conference we introduced The Christi Anderson Personal Innovation Award - a scholarship in honor of Christi Anderson, an IWL Board Member who left us too soon. Christi was passionate about helping other women in leadership and we honor Christi by awarding this scholarship every year to a woman who is looking to innovate herself, to be better and do better - just like Christi did, and who could benefit from the financial assistance to do so. What better way to honor a life than to affect change in another's?

If you know of someone you believe would benefit from this $2,500 scholarship and is someone of character with the same motivation of helping others and pursuing her dreams, please nominate them using this nomination form.

We will be taking nominations now through July 29th, 2016. The Christi Anderson Personal Innovation Award winner will be invited to attend our IWL Women's Leadership Conference on August 23, 2016 at the Indianapolis Marriott East and will be recognized on stage. For more information about the award please visit our website. Also hear from our 2015 Award Winner, Laura Apple, about what this scholarship means to her.

IWL Blog Highlight: What are you serving as a leader?
by, Hope Zoeller,  Founder and President of  HOPE 

Margaret J. Wheatley said, "Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful." Take a moment and ask yourself, what are you serving as a leader? If you answer this question with brutal honesty, you will arrive at the core of your intention or motivation as a leader.

In my coaching work, I see a real struggle between being a servant leader and a self-serving one. Some leaders do not perceive a quick enough "return on investment" in being a servant leader; this is especially true when the organizational culture doesn't seem to value servant leadership. Read more.

Thank you to our 2016 Louisville Sponsors!


Fifth Third Bank logo
Thank you to our 2015 Indianapolis Sponsors!



Roche logo


Good Vibes logo

Inside Indiana Business logo

Fineline logo
Bardach Awards

Bose logo


Ind. Comm for Women

Mentoring Womens Network

IWL Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. To g ive to the IWL Foundation or become a corporate sponsor of the IWL Women's Leadership Conference, contact Maggie Anderson, Executive Director, at
"IWL exists to develop individual women into leaders through  
empowerment, support and connections."